Ever wonder what would happen if you were rushed to the ER with a stroke? Find out about stroke treatments in hospital, stroke medication and the path to stroke recovery.
During your hospital stay, your condition will be monitored periodically. This may include regular checks of blood pressure and assessment of your stroke signs every few hours.
You will be assessed by various stroke care team members followed by an appropriate intervention or referral to a healthcare professional.
You will undergo various tests which may include:
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Your doctor will prescribe medications for you that may be taken orally or given by injection. Do inform your stroke care team if you are taking any medication(s), over-the-counter drug(s) or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). You are advised not to self-medicate without speaking to your doctor.
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Your stroke care team will encourage early mobilisation once it is safe. This is to promote early recovery and prevent complications. Your safety is the priority; always ask your stroke care team for assistance if needed.
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You will be monitored closely during your hospital stay for any complications after an acute stroke.
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Your Hospital Journey:
For more on stroke, go to StrokeHub.
This article was last reviewed on
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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